THE COWAL WAY JUST GOT
L O N G E R !
the Cowal Way now runs all the
way from Portavadie to
Inveruglas, Loch Lomond
A brief introduction to Cowal
Situated in the Southwest Corner of Scotland,
Cowal is a very accessible yet little known part
of Argyll. Despite its proximity to Glasgow, it is
a quiet, peaceful area, with some spectacular
scenery and fascinating history. Access by
road via the A82 from Glasgow, the A83 over
the Rest and be Thankful and the A815. Car
Ferries run to Dunoon from Gourock and from
Tarbert (Loch Fyne) to Portavadie. From these
points, Glendaruel is a short 25-30 minute car
Located north of the highland fault, Cowal is
definitely Highland. The deep glens and narrow
sea lochs are typical of the West Coast and
there you can find a huge selection of Scottish
wild life. Red deer, Roe deer, Buzzards and
Golden Eagles to name but a few. The area is
also full of history. Standing stones, burial
cairns and rock carvings abound. The welcome
you can expect is also a Highland one.
Friendly folk who work hard and like to party,
as you will see if you stay for the Ceilidh.
One of the area’s main industries is farming,
with cattle and sheep the main products. So
please remember to keep any dogs on a leash
at all times.
Know the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
the main thing is to use common sense
* take personal responsibility for your own actions and act safely.
* Respect people’s privacy and peace of mind.
* Help farmers, landowners and others to work safely and effectively.
* care for your environment and take your litter home.
* Keep your dog under proper control.
* Take extra care if you are organising a group, an event or running a
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINTOUT THE
SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE LEAFLET HERE
(c) copyright www.cowalway.org.uk
written by Jim Mcluckie and Michael Kaufmann